The Samsung Galaxy S is an extremely popular device to say the least, and our friends north of the border who own one can rest easy knowing that they will soon be getting an update to Android 2.2. Samsung has posted on their Facebook page that customers with Bell, Rogers and TELUS can expect the update beginning in December:
“We’d like to acknowledge the tremendous interest in the Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrade for Galaxy S series smartphones in Canada. We are working diligently to provide a tested and secure upgrade experience in Canada. Android 2.2 will be released for Vibrant from Bell and Captivate from Rogers in mid-December, and for the Fascinate from TELUS in early 2011. We’ll post further details as they become available.”
Bell and Rogers customers will be getting their serving of Froyo first, with TELUS customers getting in on the action in early 2011. Fear not my Canadian brothers, help is on the way!
The Samsung Galaxy Tab, possibly named thus for it’s ability to show up on every carrier in the universe, has now come to carrier Bell. The device won’t be available in all locations, but the company has released a list of where you can pick one up. The Tab comes with all the standard specs, and will have some pretty standard pricing to boot.
According to Bell, you can pick up a Tab for $649.95 without any type of commitment, but with a “Tablet Flex plan”, you’ll receive a $50 bill credit. Data plans include:
- 500 MB / Month – $20
- 5 GB / Month – $35
If you find yourself on the lower data plan but end up using more than the allotted amount of internet goodness, you’ll automatically be bumped up to the second plan, rather than paying for overages directly. There is also a “Tablet TV add-on” for $10 / month, which gives you 10 hours of viewing every month, with overages at $1 / hour.
Be sure to hit the source link below for all the information on the Galaxy Tab from Bell, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
[Bell via MobileSyrup]
When we brought you Roger’s Q4 roadmap last week, it included the fact that they were getting the Dell Streak. Well, Dell has made goon on that promise, and has put up a Dell Streak product page on the Dell.ca website.
As it stands, this SIM free phone will only be usable on Roger’s network, and has an outright price of $549.99. There has been no announcement yet about what this may cost with a new contract, but chances are it will be in the $150-$200 range. Stay tuned.
Who doesn’t love a good sale? If you’re up in Canada, you’re in luck, as the Samsung Fascinate, one of Samsung’s many Galaxy S handsets (and a pawn in their plot to rule the universe) is coming to TELUS on November 10th. Rumors are speculating the device will be available for $149.99 on a 3-year plan, or $529.99 if you have commitment issues. We also know via the leaked screenshot above that initial quantities will be limited, so you may want to rush out early on the 10th (tomorrow) to get yours. The Fascinate has a 4″ Super AMOLED screen and Android 2.1, with an expected upgrade to Froyo in the near future.
Bell should be launching the Samsung Galaxy Tab on or by November 16th. Pricing is seen as a little under what we were told Rogers is listing prices for, at $649.95, which is good for competition.
Sorry about the picture quality here, so I’ll sum it up for everyone. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to Rogers Wireless and Bell Canada very soon (I suspect after Nov 11th 2010), and although no official pricing has been announced, a tipster was able to send this to MobileSyrup.
Here is the pricing listed, which may be subject to change prior to launch;
- $674.99 No Contract
- $599.99 with 1-year
- $564.99 with 2-year
- $539.99 with 3-year
We’ll let you know when an official date is set!
Moblicity has already sold out of the Google Nexus One after listing it for sale 24 hours ago. Moblicity now shows that the Nexus One is “Sold Out”, therefore asking desperate ones to “Check Back Soon For Availability”. We’re sure however that they’ll be restocking shortly due to the extremely high demand.
To my Canadian friends, we now have a date ease your anxiety if you were eagerly awaiting the launch of the HTC Desire Z (also known as the G2 on T-Mobile state-side). Bell Canada will have this hot slider available on November 3rd – just two weeks from tomorrow!
The HTC Desire Z will be the first phone to run on Bell’s HSPA+ network, allowing speeds up to 14.4 Mbps and will also have access to HTC Sense 2.0. Another interesting tidbit is that since Bell Canada runs on the same 3G bands as AT&T (850/1900 UMTS/HSPA), there’s a good chance it will work on their network as well, although probably at regular 3G speeds.
[via Boy Genius Report]
Bell Canada, one of the top wireless providers up north, is getting a new phone: the HTC Desire Z. Known on T-Mobile USA as the HTC G2, we can assume the device will come to Bell Canada with all the same specs, which include:
- Android 2.2
- 800MHz Qualcomm processor
- 4GB ROM memory
- 512 MB RAM
- 3.7″ capacitive touchscreen
- 5MP flash camera
Rogers Wireless has announced that they plan on releasing the Samsung Galaxy Captivate next week! This was postponed from the original release to take place in September 2010 due to a manufacturing delay.
You can now pre-order the Galaxy Captivate here directly from Rogers. The device will be $149.99CAN with a 3 year contract, and likely $499CAN without a term.
You’ll be able to check online for your device upgrade eligibility if you are an existing customer at the launch next week as well. For more details, you can visit Rogers microsite here.